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German Army in Operation Sealion


Germany planned to use two army groups in Operation Sealion, Army Groups A and C.


Army Group A

Army Group A commanded by Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt consisted of the following units:
  • 16th Army (16. Armee) commanded by Ernst Busch

    Which consisted of:

    • IV Corps
      • 24th Infantry Division
      • 58th Infantry Division

    • V Corps
      • 12th Infantry Division
      • 30th Infantry Division

    • VII Corps
      • 7th Infantry Division
      • 1st Mountain Division
      • Luftwaffe I/Flak-Regiment 26

    • XIII Corps
      • 17th Infantry Division
      • 35th Infantry Division
      • Luftwaffe II/Flak-Regiment 14

    • XXXI Corps
      • 29th Infantry Division
      • Großdeutschland Infantry Regiment (motorized)
      • SS Adolf Hitler Infantry Regiment (motorized)
      • 8th Panzer Division
      • 10th Panzer Division

    • XXXII Corps
      • 45th Infantry Division
      • 164th Infantry Division

  • 9th Army (9. Armee) commanded by Adolf Strauss

    Which consisted of:

    • VIII Corps
      • 8th Infantry Division
      • 28th Infantry Division
      • 6th Mountain Division

    • XV Corps
      • 20th Infantry Division
      • 4th Panzer Division
      • 7th Panzer Division

    • XXIV Corps
      • 15th Infantry Division
      • 78th Infantry Division

    • XXXVIII Corps
      • 26th Infantry Division
      • 34th Infantry Division

Army Group C

Army Group C commanded by Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb consisted of the following units:
  • 6th Army (6. Armee) commanded by Walther von Reichenau

    Which consisted of:

    • II Corps
      • 6th Infantry Division
      • 256th Infantry Division

    • Airborne Formations
      • Flieger (Air) Division
      • 22nd Infantry Division (Air Landing)

    • Bau-Lehr-Regiment (Brandenburgers Special Forces
It was intended that the troops of Army Group A would be landed in waves:
  • First Wave:

    • 16th Army's VII Corps
    • 16th Army's XIII Corps
    • 9th Army's XXXVIII Corps
    • 9th Army's VII Corps

  • Second Wave:

    • 16th Army's V Corps
    • 16th Army's XXXI Corps
    • 9th Army's XV Corps

  • Third Wave:

    • 16th Army's IV Corps
    • 16th Army's XXXII Corps
    • 9th Army's XXIV Corps

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